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Open Enrollment

Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools welcomes non-resident students through Minnesota’s Open Enrollment program. The decision to open or limit enrollment to families living outside the district boundaries is made on a year-to-year basis. State statute is reviewed along with student enrollment numbers and building capacity levels in the decision-making process. According to school district policy 509 and Minnesota Statute 124D.03, subd. 6.; school boards may set capacities for how many students may be served by a site and therefore can close a school to open enrollment.

2018-19 OPEN ENROLLMENT TIMELINE

Non-resident families are allowed to apply for open at any point during the school year. Applications will be approved based on Open Enrollment availability in each grade.

For the 2018- 19 school year Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools approved 75 open enrolled kindergarten students and 1% new students in grade 1 - 12. (1% is based on total enrollment at each grade level district wide)

  • January 25, 2018 - Kindergarten lottery (applications received by January 24 will be in the lottery drawing)
  • February 28, 2018 - Grades 1-12 lottery (applications received by February 27 will be in the lottery drawing)

All accepted families will receive a phone call and email notification. Families on the wait list will receive an email telling them where they are on the wait list.

Applications received after the Open Enrollment Lotteries, will be placed on the list in the order they are received. (Priority options not applicable after the lottery)

2019-20 Open Enrollment

The district will begin accepting open enrollment applications for 2019-20 school year starting December 1, 2018.

To open enroll into Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, please fill out an open enrollment form and email it to btlusty@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us, fax to (952) 226-0049 or bring it to the District Services Center, 4540 Tower Street SE in Prior Lake. Call (952) 226-0077 with questions.

FAQ

How do I enroll/register my child in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District?

Parents/Guardians can enroll their student in the district by calling or visiting central enrollment at the District Services Center, or by visiting our Enroll page on the website.

How do I enroll my child in a different school than the one he or she is assigned?

To attend a different school, the parent or guardian of a district student can apply for one of two options: an in‐district transfer to a school within the school district or open enrollment to another school district.

In‐district transfer: The in‐district transfer option is for a student who resides in the school district and wants to transfer to a different district school from his or her regular assigned school. The transfers are acted upon bi-annually in the Spring and Fall.

Open enrollment: Through the open enrollment option, a student leaves their home district for another district. Transportation is available from the nearest in‐district bus stop. Once accepted under open enrollment, your student is accepted into the district until graduation or you un-enroll student. Parents/Guardians fill out the paperwork one time only.

I just moved to the district. What school will my child attend?

Our students attend elementary schools according to their street address. Middle school students attend one of two schools, depending on course selection. We have one high school in which all of our district students grades 9‐12 attend. To find out what elementary school is in your attendance boundary, call (952) 226-0000. For an attendance boundary map, click here.

When will open enrollment/in-district transfer applications be available?

Open enrollment and in‐district transfer forms are available in schools and to download here: